76% of web app vulnerabilities are low effort to fix.
18% of these vulnerabilities have a high likelihood of being exploited.

Defense.com™ Annual Cyber Security Industry Report – 2022

Our web app penetration testing services

Real-time protection

Authenticated tests

Analyze the security of your web app from a user perspective. Auditing the admin portal of your web application will reveal vulnerabilities including SQL injection, session fixation, privilege escalation and cross-site request forgery (CSRF).

Seamless security

Unauthenticated tests

This is the most common type of web application test. Our penetration testers will identify vulnerabilities in publicly-visible networks that could be exploited by users who do not have access credentials.

Rapid time-to-value

API pen tests

If your web app has an API then it is vital to check this for vulnerabilities as part of your penetration test. Our experts will work with you to ensure that this is covered as part of your test scope where applicable.

Identify web app security vulnerabilities

Identify web app security vulnerabilities

We will carefully analyze all aspects of your web app with advanced tools and manual expertise.

Your CREST-certified penetration tester will search for and expose a range of security weaknesses, including:

  • Vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
  • All critical security risks, including the OWASP Top 10
  • Insecure app functionality
  • Security design issues

If any web app vulnerabilities are found, your tester will provide details about how they were exploited, including actionable remediation advice to help you fix them.

Your web app pen test report

Your web app pen test report

When you get a penetration test with Defense.com™, your report will be hosted in our secure web platform. This will detail each vulnerability found during the test and provide you with actionable remediation advice.

In addition to your PDF report, you can use Defense.com™ to quickly identify, prioritize and manage each threat, saving you time and resources.

Get more than just a pen test

Get more than just a pen test

After your pen test you’ll also get 12-months access to extra tools in Defense.com™, including:

  • Threat management tools to help you remediate anything identified in your pen test
  • Vulnerability scanning for up to 5 IP addresses
  • External attack surface monitoring to see your business through the eyes of a hacker

Alternatively, you can choose a Defense.com™ Enterprise package to get even more features included alongside your pen test. Contact us to find out more and to get a quote.

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CREST Certified CREST Certified
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Our penetration testing team

We pride ourselves on building and developing the best cyber talent to ensure our service is as evolutionary as the threat landscape. Our team of 30+ penetration testers are qualified against the leading industry standards and have years of experience delivering all types of penetration tests.

Web application penetration testing methodology

Most penetration testing follows a 6-step lifecycle:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Whilst all web app penetration tests have the same goal of uncovering security weaknesses, there are different areas to consider:

  • Authenticated tests analyze the security of your web app from a privileged user perspective.
  • Unauthenticated tests mean that our penetration testers hunt for security weaknesses without access to user credentials.
  • API tests are a vital component to include if your web application has an API. Penetration testing a web app’s API uses slightly different tools, and techniques. It is often covered separately from the scope of a web app test.

We usually recommend a blend of all three testing types to get the most value from your penetration testing engagement and understand all of the possible risks to your web application.

To scope a web application penetration test and for you to get the most value out of it, the tester would first need to establish the rules of engagement and what the end goal is for the web app pen test.

A scope would include gathering as much information about the target as possible, identifying all the web applications that require testing, and whether the test will be authenticated or unauthenticated.

Your penetration tester will provide you with a detailed list of all vulnerabilities found during your web app pen test, including how they could be exploited.

Your web application pen test results will be hosted in our secure Defense.com™ platform and automatically sorted in order of criticality. You’ll then have a prioritized list of vulnerabilities to fix, along with actionable advice to help you remediate each threat.

The duration of a web application penetration test will be determined by the size and complexity of the scope. For example, the greater the number of applications to test, the longer the web app pen test will take. Once the pen tester has understood the business, the number of applications to be assessed, and the desired outcomes of the web app pen test, they will be able to assign a timeframe for the duration of the test.